While not perhaps a denizen of the age of steam, I wonder perhaps who here are avid gardners. This year will be my first year planting a small "Victory Garden". I am wondering what sorts of things…Continue
I don't know if this is the correct place for this or not, but I just wanted to have a frank and open discussion on the concept of beauty. On my television last night, there was an editorial about a…Continue
I don't know if this topic has been covered, if it has, my apologies. However, I find it a most fascinating subject. This is because names are important. Human beings like to label things to give…Continue
November 30, 2012 at 9am to December 2, 2012 at 2pm
Called the Disney of Steampunk, Eric Jon Larson's impeccably dressed double is Hasting Robert Bobbins III. Now in its third year, TeslaCon is not simply a gathering of like minded people, fawning over the latest retrospective of the convention's common theme. Instead, the Punk is brought along on a story line where good and evil collide in a series of heroic rescues, dastardly deeds, and mysterious happenings. This is aided by top notch production and encouraged by Eric's attention to detail:…See More
"Oh your comments are very helpful Lady McCormick! I was already aging some horse manure for the vegetable garden, I'll get some more for the roses. I have a bunch of spent flowers to tackle tomorrow. I had no idea they could bloom all summer!…"
"Roses like epsom salts. Sprinkle a couple of tablespoons around the base of each plant and water it in about once a month. I also put composted manure under the mulch in the spring after they leaf out. I prefer chicken manure, but…"
"That sounds wonderful. The last tenants at my place were very fond of roses, so I've inherited a number of well developed bushes. But I really don't know what to do with them. So far I've only pruned them so they don't attack…"
"I hope it goes well too. Much of what your trying I haven't done myself. However, my neighbors always do tomatoes and watermelon with good results and I think we're close enough to each other to have the same climate."
"We just put ours in a bit ago. We've got three kinds of tomatos. Yellow squash and zucchini. Two sorts of beans. Peas and carrots. Strawberries, though I understand we'll have to wait a year for those. We've also tried something new…"
"The best organic fertilizer, in my humble opinion, is horse manure. It's not as digested as cow manure, so it retains more of the nutrients from the original hay and grains. In my experience, folks with horse farms are more than happy to give…"